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{The Magic Mirror: Anna Staniszewski}The Magic Mirror by Anna Staniszewski
Series: Once Upon a Fairy Tale
Published by Scholastic Press on September 3, 2019
Genres: Adventure, Childrens, Fairy Tales, Fantasy
Pages: 96
Format: ARC, Paperback
Source: Scholastic Press
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{Synopsis} – Magic, friendship, and adventure are the perfect ingredients for a new twisted fairy tales Branches series from Anna Staniszewski!

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

The Enchanted Kingdom is in a heat wave until the Ice Princess uses her magic mirror to make winter come — no wonder Kara and Zed are too hot. But the magic mirror is broken! And no one else wants to help the princess. Can Kara and Zed find out how to fix the mirror and bring back winter? Or will it be summer forever? Macky Pamintuan’s illustrations are on every page, welcoming readers into the adorably silly world of the Once Upon a Fairy Tale series.

{My thoughts} – I am and have always been a huge fan of all things fairy tales. So of course I am very excited to be able to read and review this specific book for Scholastic!

Kara and Zed are your average kids in the Kingdom. Zed has a job as a royal messenger and he gets a letter from the Ice Princess that he is meant to deliver. He isn’t able to deliver though and his friend Kara sees that the seal is broken and decides to read it. Once she reads it she learns that the Ice Princess is in trouble because her magic mirror is broken. Without her magic mirror working she isn’t able to start winter and put an end to summer.

Kara decides that her and Zed should go on adventure. She decides that they should go to the Ice Palace and offer to try and help the Ice Princess. They are two kids that have no idea what they are doing and most importantly do not know how to fix a magic mirror. When they get there they aren’t exactly welcomed with open arms, but the Ice Princess does decide to give them a chance since everyone else has ignored all her pleas for help.

I really enjoyed this book. It isn’t typical as to what you’d think when you hear magic mirror. It is however, typical in all other things of the story. I like that it is a lesson about learning to get a long and share. I think that every child that reads this book can learn how important those things are. I also think that it was a fun story that helps to show children, that even though they might not know how to do something, it doesn’t hurt to try something new either.

I look forward to reading more books in this series as they are released.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.